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CAIR-SFBA Welcomes Hate Crime Charge for Anti-Asian Attack in Mountain View

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 3/8/2021) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today welcomed a hate crime charge brought against a woman who allegedly spat on a man and used an ethnic slur in Mountain View. 

It is reported in mid-February, Karen Inman spat on a 36-year-old man of Asian descent who was having lunch with a friend and told him to go back “where you came from”. 

SEE: Woman charged with hate crime after allegedly spitting on man at restaurant 

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Woman-Charged-With-Hate-Crime-After-Allegedly-16009811.php

In a statement, CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo said: 

“We welcome the hate crime charges brought against the alleged attacker and urge community leaders and public officials to speak out against the bigotry promoted at the highest levels of our society that can lead to such incidents. This includes denouncing anti-Asian sentiments that compromise the safety of Asian communities at risk as we’ve seen in this case.” 

CAIR-SFBA is an office of CAIR, the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

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CONTACT: Communications Coordinator Zoha Raza, 408.418.6902, zraza@cair.com 

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